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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:31 PM

DC Council Approves Strict Short-Term Rental Regulations

The D.C. Council voted unanimously to enact some of the most restrictive short-term rental regulations in the country. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Jaffe Report: Winners and Losers in the DC Election

Jaffe Report: Winners and Losers in the DC Election

The bad dream began with Attorney General Karl Racine’s re-election to a second term and got worse as the returns rolled in and crushed the mayor’s candidate for an at-large D.C. Council seat. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Women Volunteers, Grassroots Groups Powered Wexton’s Va. Win

Suburban women are getting a lot of the credit for helping Representative-elect Jennifer Wexton flip Virginia’s 10th Congressional District this elections. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:55 PM

Gov. Hogan Says GOP Losses Are 'Repudiation' of Trump

Fresh from a historic re-election victory, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday the losses of other Maryland Republicans on Election Day were "a repudiation" of President Donald Trump. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 6:04 PM

Judges Order Maryland to Draw New Congressional Map for 2020

Judges Order Maryland to Draw New Congressional Map for 2020

Maryland officials must draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:39 AM

DC-Area Voters Brave Storms, Lines to Cast Midterm Ballots

Voters across D.C., Maryland and Virginia withstood rainstorms and lines Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2018 midterm elections. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Women Help Save Man Who Collapsed at DC Polling Place

Women Help Save Man Who Collapsed at DC Polling Place

A man waiting to vote Tuesday in D.C. went into cardiac arrest and collapsed, the fire department said. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Manchin Keeps West Virginia Senate Seat

Sen. Joe Manchin has won a second term in West Virginia, preserving a Democractic Senate seat coveted by Republicans. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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104-Year-Old Woman Casts Ballot in DC

A 104-year-old D.C. woman who was born before women had the right to vote cast her ballot in Ward 5 on Tuesday. Mayor Muriel Bowser shared photos of Northeast D.C. resident Margaret Norwood after the senior...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 5:22 AM

Tim Kaine Wins Virginia Senate Race Against Corey Stewart

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has defeated GOP challenger Corey Stewart in the midterm elections to secure a second term. Read »

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